Columbus Circle

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Bank Robber Demands Only $100 from Tellers, Fails

    Bank robbery, in general, is crime of volume. Less than five percent of thieves crack the safe. The great majority, focused on getting out of the building as quickly as possible, target the money with the tellers at the counter. The average take of a bank robbery is $4,000. The big money, as history ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    Field Notes: Two Museum Restaurants

    In looking at the connection between art and food and examining how fine dining functions in museum restaurants for this week's review of Saul (200 Eastern Parkway, 718-638-5000), I had one thought that was particularly badgering: Despite whatever visual constructs a museum restaurant's food might s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2014

    Where to Celebrate National Irish Coffee Day

    National Irish Coffee Day is tomorrow, and if we can learn anything from the whiskey-spiked cup o' joe, it might be this: never underestimate your airport bartender. In 1942, you see, when turbulent weather caused a herd of disgruntled travelers to deplane at an airbase in Foynes (a port town in Cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Where to Eat Near the Holiday Markets, Christmas Trees, and Skating Rinks

    Unless you're a total Grinch, this can be a pretty magical time of year to be in New York City -- the Big Apple really brings its A-game to decorations, holiday markets, and festive events, and if you can stomach the crowds, it's worth seeking them out so they can tug on your old holiday spirit hear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    Sorella Restaurant Cookbook, Our Cookbook of the Week

    Publishers love to send us cookbooks here at Fork in the Road, and often those books come straight from the chefs at some of New York's best restaurants. So we decided to share the love, and each week, we'll feature a new book, a recipe, and a few thoughts on cooking from the authors. Check back eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    Basilica Soundscape Brings Shredding and Smoke Machines to Hudson

    At the witching hour on Friday, each of the four artists that performed that night at Basilica Soundscape, a two-year-old festival held at Basilica Hudson, a 19th-century factory-turned-event space, assembled at opposite ends of the room. Julianna Barwick looped her voice into a "chorus of angels" ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2013

    Food Fair Regular Mayhem & Stout Opening Permanent Space Next Week

    Two years ago, chef Jay Brown was tasked with expanding the menu at the New Jersey restaurant for which he worked--and he had to do it cheaply. So he developed a number of dishes using braised meats--which allowed him to use cheaper cuts--and he'd serve anything leftover from dinner service as sandw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    A Man Was Shot In The Head Near Columbus Circle Yesterday. What The Hell Happened?

    At around 2pm yesterday, Brandon Woodward, 31, was walking around Columbus Circle near 58th Street. Visiting the Big Apple from Los Angeles, he temporarily left behind a criminal record and a young girl but, according to his father, he was enrolled in law school to clean his act up. Except, in a hor ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 29, 2012

    Masak: Asian Rustic

    They're slinging Singapore food in the East Village

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    City OKs Another Art Installation Despite Artist-Vendor Policy (UPDATE)

    As we have pointed out before, the Department of Parks and Recreation is totally down with traffic-blocking art installations but not cool with unregulated artist-vendors because said vendors allegedly block traffic and mess with public spaces' aesthetic. Yea, we are confused by the Department's a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Free Yoplait Greek Yogurt Samples On Friday, But Is It Actually Yogurt?

    [See More Events: Free Gluten-Free Pudding On The Upper East Side | Food Truck Festival At South Street Seaport] Another free food event for this week (check out the others here and here). Yoplait will be giving out free samples of their Greek yogurt on August 3 from 7am-11am. The new product calle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Will New York City Pedestrians Move for Bike Bells? We Find Out.

    The video above portrays the technique of YouTube poster MCOTOMOSHIROI, who has discovered how to motivate slow walkers to get out of his way. As this is relevant to our interests, we decided to see if his method was as successful on the streets of Manhattan as it was in Japan. The "MCOTOMOSHIROI Ap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Wild Flag, Method Man, Cyndi Lauper And More: Your Guide To The Weekend's Biggest Shows

    Those Darlins, hangin' out in those giant pipes.​The mouse-headed DJ Deadmau5 finally finished his six-night stand at the Roseland Ballroom earlier this week (in one of the week's strangest press releases, I learned that the event was commemorated by a fancy cake that placed his signature head ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Our 10 Best Museum Restaurants

    Not long ago, the museum cafeteria was where you lunched on sad ham-and-cheese sandwiches while resting your weary feet after gallivanting through crowded exhibits. No more. New York City boasts not only some of the best museums in the world, but also some of the top museum eateries, offering up e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Fashion Has Discovered the Truck

    ​The truck, long a symbol of power, class, and style, has been discovered by a new group of forward thinkers and taste-makers. The truck has been discovered by fashion! Remember when things were sold in stationary buildings, and sometimes online, once the Internet was born? Now things are sold ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Summer, We're Over You: 8 Reasons to Look Forward to Winter

    viaYeah, you wish. ​Listen, we (that is, Jen) loves summer. But maybe not everyone does. And because it's our dear intern Esther's last day, we're letting her sound off on the subject. Let the summer-hating commence! It's August, and it has been for two weeks now. Summer is almost over. We ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Robert Darling Panhandles for a Wife

    ​They say beggars can't be choosers, but one man refuses to accept the age old wisdom. Robert Darling commutes to Manhattan from his New Jersey apartment twice a week to look for a bride, but he won't marry just anyone; his future wife has to be loaded. He dons a cardboard sign that reads, "Hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Smurfs Week Declared in New York City. Really.

    ​Monday marks a long-awaited moment in New York City history: The start of Smurfs Week. Yes. City officials announced it yesterday, and it is so. The Smurfs are taking on the "ambassadorial role" once held by Sesame Street characters and Dora the Explorer! The ostensible purpose of this market ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Borders' Demise: What Does It Mean for New York's Independent Bookstores?

    ​Yesterday, the Columbus Circle Borders hosted its last event: a well-attended reading from Hair: The Story of the Show that Defined a Generation, followed by cast performances. A young boy sitting toward the back had his nose stuck in a graphic novel (paper, not digital) through almost the wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    NYC Potterheads Have Been Waiting Six Days Outside For Final Harry Potter Premiere

    Esther Zuckerman​A group of six girls have become the celebrities within the encampment of Harry Potter fans awaiting tonight's premiere of the final film, across the street from Lincoln Center in Manhattan. They do not go to Hogwarts -- in fact, they hail from Florida, New Jersey and upstate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Dr. Oz Giving Away Free Cab Rides From 4 to 6 Today

    ​Stations have resisted putting anything that they want to do well up against The Oprah Winfrey Show because, well -- Oprah always wins. But since Oprah's last show yesterday, networks are scrambling to hold the attention of one of the largest audiences in the country. Dr. Oz, a friend of Opra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Trump Being Protested Today For Racism!

    ​His hair might be colorblind, but he certainly isn't. In fact, some of Trump's recent ratings-grabbing stunts reeked of bigotry as he went after our President over misguided issues of validity and intelligence. And now he's got hell to pay. Here's an angry mass email that just went out fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Make Marc Murphy's Spaghetti all Carbonara, from Landmarc

    Landmarc's Spaghetti alla Carbonara​What do you crave at 1 in the morning? If you're Marc Murphy of the Landmarc restaurants (in Tribeca and Columbus Circle), it's pasta. Murphy serves his Spaghetti alla Carbonara until 2 a.m., and it's on special on Tuesday nights. He shares the recipe for it ... More >>

  • Theater

    October 20, 2010

    We Get Taken for The Ride

    Michael Counts steers a new venture

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Map Quest: The Restrooms of Central Park Southwest

    ​I should probably mention that I've been cross-referencing different sources to figure out which restrooms to scope out in the city. There's,, and, for this week's big bathroom occasion, I used, the official website of Central Park, to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2010

    Zuckerman Unbound! Mort for Senate!

    It's hard to believe we could really get this lucky, but if Mort Zuckerman really wants to run for the Clinton/Gillibrand senate seat there's an entire regiment of former Daily News reporters who might well cover the race for free. As one of those who labored in Zuckerman's vineyard, I say: Run Mort ... More >>

  • Columns

    December 22, 2009

    New York's Community-Labor Divide

    A nasty split as the Council finally bucks the mayor

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Lil Wayne Pleads Guilty, Expected to Serve 1 Year in Prison

    ​Some people were wondering if rapper Lil Wayne would attempt to block DNA evidence in his weapons possession trial. The point is moot now as Lil Wayne has pleaded out and is expected to be sent to prison for a year. He copped to the remaining charge, second-degree attempted weapon possession, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Under Review: Sietsema at Quinto Quarto

    This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema gets transported to Rome at Quinto Quarto. Pete Wells loosens his grip on his precious stars to award two to Saul Bolton's eponymous restaurant in Brooklyn, despite his nostalgia for the original 1999 menu. [NY Times] Adam Platt finds that "the more ambitio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    The Early Word: Tripie Crepe Cart

    A savory crepe with cheese, fried egg and mushrooms​ Tripie Crepe Cart launched earlier this summer up at Columbus Circle, but, as reported by Midtown Lunch, was harassed by an overzealous police sergeant and forced to move down to Astor Place. The small cart offers some unorthodox (and ama ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008
  • Columns

    October 8, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 19, 2008

    Caryl Chessman Gassed, Villagers Not Consulted

    Chessman had authored several books on death row.

  • Film

    January 15, 2008

    Cloverfield Is One Giant, Incredibly Entertaining ‘Screw You!’ to Yuppie New York

    Cloverfield Is One Giant, Incredibly Entertaining ‘Screw You!’ to Yuppie New York

  • Music

    April 3, 2007

    Public Space Is the Place

    Hypnotic Brass Ensemble's brotherly love invades a square or circle near you

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2007
  • NYC Life

    January 17, 2006

    Pirates Target Union Square

    Trader Joe's set to open shop

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2005

    Strike : More Room for Cars, But Bike Pools Still On

    Mayor Bloomberg revised Manhattan traffic restrictions at a press conference this afternoon. Noting that Wednesday's morning commute was heavier than on the first day of the transit strike, the mayor said he was "adjusting" the city's contingency plan to help ease the gridlock caused by having c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2005

    Dems Debate: They're All Winners in the Spin Room

    After the last answer to the last question at Tuesday night's Democratic mayoral debate, folks in the audience at Jazz at Lincoln Center began getting out of their seats, even though host Dominic Carter was still speaking to a live television audience. It was like the bell had rung at the end of cla ... More >>

  • News

    May 11, 2004

    Bling Breakfast

    Choking on the richest meal in New York

  • News

    May 4, 2004

    Keep Off the Grass

    Kicked out of the garden? Unconventional approaches to protesting the GOP convention

  • News

    February 18, 2003
  • News

    February 11, 2003

    Don't Fence Them In

    NYC Peace Activists Vow to Face Down Bush's War

  • News

    January 22, 2002
  • News

    January 15, 2002

    The Towers Tomorrow

    A City of Spires Searches for Its Next Skyline

  • News

    September 25, 2001

    Working-Class Heroes

    Towering Losses, Towering Deeds

  • Music

    July 11, 2000

    Touring the Jazz Museum

    JVC 2000 Looks Backward

  • News

    June 8, 1999

    Ticket to Tomorrow

    Now Arriving at Penn Station, an Era of High-Tech Building

  • News

    April 27, 1999

    History at Its Source

    'Nice Jewish Ladies Rampaged Through the City'

  • News

    January 19, 1999

    Hack Work

    The Not-So-Quaint Lives of New York's Carriage Horses

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